Sale 956 — The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps
Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 8-9 May, 2008
Category — Columbian Issue
FINE AND PRISTINE. ONE OF THE FEW AVAILABLE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 4-CENT COLUMBIAN ERROR OF COLOR.
The 4c Columbian color error was caused by the use of a wrong batch of ink, and spectrographic analysis has shown that the blue inks of the 4c error and 1c Columbian have the same components.
Stamps from at least two panes reached collectors, and the few cancelled examples indicate that stamps used by the public came from additional panes. It is likely that a number of full sheets were printed using the wrong ink, and most of the stamps have simply been lost to philately.
With copy of 1967 P.F. certificate for block of four and with 2002 P.S.E. certificate. We have offered only four other Mint N.H. examples since keeping computerized records.
EXTREMELY FINE. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED $1.00 COLUMBIAN.
With 2002 and 2004 P.F. certificates, the former as a block
FRESH AND FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 COLUMBIAN.
With 2000 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $3.00 COLUMBIAN IN THE DISTINCTIVE OLIVE GREEN SHADE.
With 1975, 2001 and 2008 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $4.00 COLUMBIAN.
With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $14,000.00)
VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 COLUMBIAN ISSUE.
With 2004 and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $10,500.00)